Video Kiosk: How to use background image and background audio




Video Kiosk – Android supports background image files and background audio.

Background Images

Video Kiosk supports background images that will be displayed behind your media as it is playing and behind digital signage. You can use no background image (the default), one background image, or cycle between a number of background images.

To use a single background image, follow these steps:

  1. Create a background image file in png or jpg format. We recommend you make it the same size as your screen (e.g. 1280×720 in size).
  2. Configure Video Kiosk with the location of the background file.
Go to
 Video Kiosk Settings > Background > Path to Background folder 
and set the path to the background folder.
  3. Go to
 Video Kiosk Settings > Background > Background file
 and select the background file to use.

To cycle through a number of backgrounds, follow these steps:

  1. Create the background files in png or jpg format. We recommend you make it the same size as your screen (e.g. 1280×720 in size).
  2. Configure Video Kiosk with the location of the background files. Go to
 Video Kiosk Settings > Background > Path to Background folder
 and set the path to the background folder.
  3. Go to 
Video Kiosk Settings > Background > Next Background Time
 and set the number of seconds between backgrounds.

Example: Sample Configuration

  • Put 3 background files (background-a.png, background-b.png and background-c.png) in the background folder
  • Set the Next Background Time to 20 seconds

Video Kiosk will cycle through each of the three background images, displaying each for 20 seconds.

Background Audio

Video Kiosk supports backgrounds audio which will play while the media folder content is being displayed.. You can play streaming audio or a local audio file that Video Kiosk will play in a loop. By default, Video Kiosk will look for a local audio file named backgroundaudioloop.mp3 in your Background folder and if it is found it will be played automatically with no additional configuration required.

To enable background audio playback:

  1. If you haven’t already done so, configure Video Kiosk with the location of the background file.
Go to
 Video Kiosk Settings > Background > Path to Background folder 
and set the path to the background folder.
  2. To enable background audio, Check the Enable background audio checkbox
  3. Configure Video Kiosk with the location of the audio file. You can configure the location of the file that you want in two ways, by putting the audio file in the default location or by setting the local path or network path to the audio file in the App Settings.

Use the Default Location

  • To use the default location, create a file called ” backgroundaudioloop.mp3 ” and put the audio file in the background folder. Video Kiosk will use this as the Background Audio File.

Configure the Local Path in the App Settings

  • Go to
 Video Kiosk Settings > Background > Audio URL
 and enter the URL of the local file or click the “Choose File” button to pick it from the Backgrounds Folder.
  • Navigate and select the file and then click Confirm button

Configure the Network Path in the App Settings

  • Determine the actual URL of the audio stream.
  • Go to
 Video Kiosk Settings > Background > Audio URL 
and enter the URL to the stream.
  • Click the Done button.

To disable background audio playback:

  • Go to
 Video Kiosk Settings > Background > Audio URL
  • To disable background audio, Uncheck the Enable background audio checkbox
  • Click the Done button.

 

 


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